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Mission Impact: Breakthrough Strategies for Nonprofits

Mission Impact: Breakthrough Strategies for Nonprofits

Robert M. Sheehan Jr.

ISBN: 978-0-470-59329-5

Jan 2010

320 pages

$34.99

Description

Create powerful strategies for your nonprofit organization to achieve breakthrough performance in mission impact

Does your nonprofit have a reliable way of knowing the impact its making? Beginning with an eye-opening discussion of what strategy is, Mission Impact: A Breakthrough Strategy for Nonprofits reveals how the process of strategy development should be designed with authoritative coverage of mission impact, vision, five year strategic stretch goals, strategy implementation, and management.

  • Step-by-step guidance and practical tools
  • Integrates the very best current thinking on performance and strategy available, drawing from both the corporate and nonprofit worlds
  • Cutting-edge ideas presented in a user-friendly fashion

The deteriorating quality of life in our communities screams out for immediate action – for breakthrough improvement, not just incremental changes. Mission Impact: A Breakthrough Strategy for Nonprofits will lead you and your organization to achieve breakthrough performance for maximum mission impact.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Introduction.

Acknowledgments.

About the Author.

Chapter 1 What is Nonprofit Strategy?

What Is Strategy?

Strategy Guides Performance

Nonprofit Strategy.

Hypothetical Example Organizations.

Chapter 2 Designing the Strategy Development Process.

Are You Ready?

Stakeholder Identification and Involvement.

Length and Scope.

The Strategy Development Group.

Application to Hypothetical Organizations.

Chapter 3 Your Mission Impact.

The Mission Accomplishment Approach.

The Mission Statement.

Mission Accomplishment Measures.

Your Mission Gap.

Application to Hypothetical Organizations.

Chapter 4 Vision For Your Organization.

What Is Vision?

Aspirational Visions.

Role of Aspirational Visions.

Real-World Applications of Aspirational Visions.

Application to Hypothetical Organizations.

Chapter 5 Strategic Stretch Goals.

What We Know About Goals.

Outcome-Based SMART Goals.

Almost Impossible.

Real-World Applications of Stretch Goals.

Application to Hypothetical Organizations.

Chapter 6 Organization Assessment.

Planning Your Assessment.

External Assessments.

Internal Assessments.

The Venture Philanthropy Partners Capacity Framework.

The SDG SWOT Analysis.

Application to Hypothetical Organizations.

Chapter 7 Strategy Development.

Nonprofit Strategy Revisited.

Creating Your Organization's Strategy.

The Strategy Narrative.

Application to Hypothetical Organizations.

Chapter 8 Strategy Implementation and Management.

Strategy First.

Aligning the Organization.

Annual Operating Plans.

Additional Management Concepts and Tools.

Leveraging Your Commitment and Hard Work.

Epilogue: The Seven Deadly Sins of Nonprofit Strategy.

Appendix A Venture Philanthropy Partners Capacity Assessment Grid.

Appendix B Summary of Hypothetical Organization Strategy Development Outcomes.

References.

AFP Code of Ethics for Professional Philanthropic Fundraisers.

Donor Bill of Rights.

Index.